Artist, Visionary & Think Tank!
In 2007 when I heard that there will be a G8 World Leaders Meeting in Canada in June 2010, a bell rang in my head to organize "a world citizens meeting" at the same time.
It also comes at the heel of 10th Anniversary of the UN Millennium Goal Declaration ("to eliminate poverty by 2015"). We are still far from that goal!!!
For those of you who like in a cave, the G8 World Leaders Meeting is a meeting of the world's richest nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the US), representing 14% of the world's population, and 65% of the world economy. The combined G8 military spending was US$850 billion, representing 72% of the world's total military expenditures and accounting for 96-99% of the world's nuclear weapons.
Usually the G8 World Leaders Meeting is besieged with worldwide protest and even leads to violence.
I had the idea to invite 1 million citizens from around the world to change the world, so was born the EARTHSHIP SUMMIT and the IMAGINE music & art festival.
Place: Toronto, Canada
Date: June 2010
The open source EARTHSHIP Summit I hope will be the world's largest happening for environmental and social change.
This is an alternative people's summit to complement the G8 World Leaders Meeting. We plan to invite to the EARTHSHIP Summit, 200 of the world's poorest nations aka non-G8 nations, non-profit organizations, green businesses, and concerned citizens of the world.
Citizens worldwide will be able to share the beauty of art, listen to music and deal with issues such as: poverty, peace, sustainability, health, the extinction of species, equal rights, the environment, and the future of our planet. Along with the concert, there will also be conferences, exhibitions, sustainability competitions, talent search, and happenings across the world dealing with social and environmental issues.
We plan to produce a summary report of the world's concerns for submission to all the G8 World Leaders.
Join a dreamer to change the world!
Who I'd like to meet:
People who want to change the world!